|An absolutely amazing book|
I rarely write book reviews unless I come across an exceptional book that has really moved me and will be unforgettable. "A Little Life" is such a book. At 720 solid pages, it is hard to believe that this author managed to write this in only 18 months, but she did. Despite it's many heart-breaking pages it is an uplifting work dealing with what I can only describe as very, very, very great love between life-long friends. I first thought I would need two months to get through it but I couldn't put it down and it took me a week. Such are the privileges of being retired. If we can't indulge in a lengthy read at this stage of our lives, then when can we? It is only in the central character's tortured mind that he has a 'little life'. For an onlooker, one can only be humbled to read about his. Even though one knows (certainly hopes) this is a work of fiction, it is a powerful, life-changing read. I remain extremely grateful that my own life has been ordinary and average. I don't want to say more, the story is too complex. Try it. I believe it is the author's second book and as well-received as her first.